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DIY Candy Popper Favors

I am in a festive mood which influenced me to write today’s tutorial. This craft project is a fun way to make candy favors for any party, and we all know how much people of all ages love candy! So grab your supplies and follow the simple instructions below. You will have colorful gifts to give away to your guests in just a few minutes.

 

Supplies:

  • Bright Colored Tissue Paper
  • Tissue Paper Rolls
  • Transparent Tape or Double Sided Tape
  • Candy
  • Ribbon or String
  • Gift Tags

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Directions:

  • Tape the paper to one side of the tissue roll.

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  • Roll the tissue roll across the paper, then secure it with another piece of tape.

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  • Tie one end with ribbon or string.

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  • Pour candy into the other end of the roll.

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  • Tie the open end with ribbon. Trim the tissue paper to the length you want, then add a gift tag. Repeat the previous steps to make enough candy poppers for your party.

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Your guests will enjoy pulling the ends apart and watching all the candy pop out!

 

 

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Make Beautiful Teacup Candles

I bought two pretty teacups last year with the sole purpose of transforming them into candles. Unfortunately, I was so afraid that I would burn myself or mess up the candles that I just let the teacups and candle kit sit on a shelf for several months. I finally took the time to make my lovely candles, and I could kick myself for not doing it sooner! It was easier than I thought, and I can’t wait to make more candles so that I can give them away as gifts.

Read the tutorial below.

 

Supplies:

  • Teacups
  • Candle Wax ( I used soy wax)
  • Scent Squares
  • Candle Wicks (I used soy wicks)
  • Metal Pouring Pot
  • Scissors
  • Saucepan or Cooking Pot
  • Oven Mitts
  • Hot Glue Gun

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Directions:

  • Gather your teacups and candle supplies.
  • Pour the candle wax and scent squares into the metal pouring pot.

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  • Place the pouring pot into a cooking pot filled halfway with water. Bring the water to a gentle boil to melt the wax.

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  • Glue the wicks into the center of the teacups with a hot glue gun. Place the teacups on a level work area. Make sure to cover the area in case the wax spills.

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  • Keep the wicks centered by placing them in between two pencils and clothespins. This helps the wicks not to bend or move once you pour in the hot wax.

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  • Place the oven mitts on your hands and begin to carefully pour the hot wax into the teacups. Fill the cups to the rim.

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  • Let the candles cool and set for a couple of hours before moving them. After the wax hardens, you will notice a dip in the center of the candles. Just reheat any leftover wax and pour it into the holes, then let the wax harden again.

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  • Finally, trim the wick with your scissors. The candles are now ready to use.

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Have fun making your candles. Please remember to be careful while handling the hot wax, and read all instructions before you begin!

 

 

 

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DIY Cloud Art

My previous cloud themed post inspired today’s craft project. For some reason, making these clouds put a big smile on my face. The best part about this project is that I made it reusing materials in my home. I love doing anything that doesn’t require me to go to a store and spend a lot of money on craft supplies.

 

Supplies:

  • Cardboard
  • Polyester Pillow Stuffing
  • String
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Utility Knife
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Brush

 

Directions:

1. Begin by drawing clouds on pieces of cardboard (I used an old shipping box). Make the clouds as large or as small as you want.

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2. Cut the clouds out with a utility knife.

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3. Paint the clouds white, and let them dry for a couple of hours.

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4. Gather the polyester stuffing. You can either buy a package of the stuffing, or you can do like I did and take the stuffing out of an old pillow.

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5. Pull the stuffing apart and begin gluing it on the clouds with a hot glue gun.

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6. Make raindrops for the clouds by drawing raindrop shapes on scrapbook paper. Cut them out with your scissors.

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7. Turn the clouds over and hot glue three pieces of string on the backs of the clouds.

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8. Once the glue is dry, turn the clouds over to the front side and hot glue the paper raindrops on the strings.

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9. Finally, hang the clouds on your wall. (I used thumbtacks to secure the clouds to my wall.)

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These fun clouds are going into my son’s room. I hope he likes them as much as I do!